NOTICE: All KPL locations will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

All KPL Locations Will Provide Curbside Service Only Beginning Monday, April 12

Due to the rapidly increasing number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Kalamazoo and surrounding Michigan communities, Kalamazoo Public Library is prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons and staff and will be offering curbside service only at all five locations beginning Monday, April 12.

What You Need To Know

  • All KPL locations will reopen on Monday, April 12 providing curbside service ONLY. All KPL buildings will be closed to in-person access and services until further notice. Public restrooms, printing, copying, and faxing services will not be available.
  • Curbside service will be offered at all five KPL locations (beginning April 12) during the following hours:
  • Please visit kpl.gov/curbside to learn more.

What Will Be Available
While all KPL buildings will be closed to in-person services, many library services will still be offered at all five locations including:

  • Place holds and pick up materials via curbside service.
  • 24-hour access to KPL’s online branch, kpl.gov where patrons can access KPL’s digital collections, watch videos on KPL TV, listen to KPL’s new podcast 5 Author Questions and stay updated on the latest KPL news.
  • Online programs for all ages will continue to be provided; check out KPL’s calendar at gov/events.
  • Check out a Chromebook and/or hotspot and pick up via curbside service at any KPL location.
  • KPL @Home bags for all ages. Take home library fun in a bag! A different activity is featured each month. Available for pick up via curbside at any KPL location.
  • Readers Advisory: Are you interested in trying a new author or genre and don’t know where to start? Do you want to provide your child or teen with the latest new releases but don’t know what to look for? Get the help you need via Readers Advisory! Call (269) 553-7800 or contact us via online chat.
  • Ask a Librarian online chat. Contact us online via open hours for quick assistance.
  • Need tax forms or divorce packets? No problem! Pick up via curbside service is available at all KPL locations. Just request one when you arrive at your preferred KPL curbside location.
  • Looking for an obituary, historical photographs, or articles? Contact our Local History department!
  • Can’t pick up your materials via curbside service? No problem! Check out our ViaMail service to see if you qualify.

Kalamazoo Public Library appreciates the community’s continued patience, understanding, and support of our efforts to keep our patrons and staff safe. KPL looks forward to reopening our buildings for in-person services as soon as a significant, sustained decrease in COVID-19 positive cases in our region makes it safe for us to do so.

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